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Adriano Ortiz to represent Valencia in Blue-Grey game.
Niko Torres will represent Los Lunas in the Blue-Grey game.
Two Valencia County football players have been selected to take part in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Dec. 12 in Arlington, Texas.
Nicholas “Niko” Torres, of Los Lunas High School, and Adriano Ortiz, of Valencia High School, both seniors, will suit up for the west squad at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium.
The two were chosen after taking part in a player combine sponsored by game officials. Each will play defensive back in the Blue-Grey game.
Torres was a receiver and safety for the Tigers, while Ortiz played the same positions for the Jaguars.
Mike Powers spent more than 40 years as a television news and sports anchor, mostly in the Albuquerque market. He has won numerous awards including New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year. He covers a wide range of sports, including the Valencia County prep scene.